By David Woods

18th Nov, 2020 | 10:42am

'We're being told' – Reliable journalist delivers Leeds January transfer update

It might feel like the summer transfer window has only just shut but the winter window isn’t far away.

However, while there will be plenty of speculation and rumours, it doesn’t seem like Leeds United are planning to bring any major new players in.

Talking on Leeds Live on Facebook on Tuesday morning, Beren Cross delivered the update saying, “From what we’re told they’re not going to do much in January.

“We’re being told they’re not going to do much unless there’s a player who is ruled out for the medium to long term.

“They’ve spent a sizeable amount of money building a squad for the long-term.

“It’s a fairly youngish squad, Pablo and Casilla are the outliers. I think they’ll be happy to roll through until the summer.”

January never a good window for Leeds

January transfers don’t really work out well with Leeds.

The last big player Leeds attempted to bring in was Jean-Kevin Augustin and he came with a big reputation and an £18m obligation to buy if promoted.

He never started for Leeds, never scored and his loan deal wasn’t extended to the end of the season.

That led to talk about a legal dispute between RB Leipzig and Leeds, although his free transfer to Nantes over the summer has seemingly put that to bed.

Despite mixed results, we’re relatively happy with the outfield squad. Leeds have suffered from some annoying injuries that have left Bielsa short in defence and the holding midfield position.

However, we do feel that Leeds are one goalie short. Illan Meslier is the number one but even with Kiko Casilla staying we feel that Leeds need a third option.

That’s the view of MOT Leeds News columnist Paul Robsinon, too, who thinks that Leeds should have signed someone like Joe Hart over the summer.

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